One of the things I’m working on, other than writing and releasing books, is making my life a bit easier. I work 30 hours a week as a copywriter, and on the surface, given I also care for two kids and the house full-time, that might seem like I’ve got a good work/life balance.
But I don’t. I’m still struggling with basic scheduling, and fitting everything in. I’m still underestimating how long errands take, and I’m still struggling to disengage effectively from places like Facebook. I guess it really drove the topic home when my boss posted on the AppleCopywriting blog about removing distractions.
So, weekly todo’s are the way forward. With time set aside for all of the work that I’m expecting, it should help 🙂
For now, I’m using ‘Workflowy’ to manage the vague stuff, that isn’t dated. And I’m not sure what I’m going to use for actual deadlines, possibly toodledo. There has to be an easier way, but for now, it’s a bit difficult to see my way out of the forest for all the tasks that are stacking up around me like brittle wood. 😉